Christina Massey

Christina Massey

    Brooklyn, NY

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    Mixed Media/Printmaking

    Artist's Biography

    Christina Massey’s work has exhibited extensively in the NY metropolitan area in over a dozen solo exhibitions and abroad in cities such as London, Toronto and Tokyo. She has won multiple awards for her work including most recently the SIP Fellowship at the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Puffin Foundation Grant, Mayer Foundation Grant and Merit Scholarship at Urban Glass. Massey’s work can be found in multiple private and public collections including the Janent Turner Museum and Credit Suisse. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

    Artist's Statement

    Nature has always been very influential in my work and acts as a hidden agenda and representative aspect in my otherwise abstract work. The preservation of our environment and appreciation for nature reveals itself through my choice of materials and form. Each work asks the viewer to stretch their imagination and invites their curiosity in a struggle to identify their marks, engaging in the creative process through the act of exploration of the Art.

    Selected Exhibitions

    Solo
    2018
    Opposites Attract, Port Washington Library Gallery, Port Washington, NY

    2017
    Mingled Mediums, Noyes Art Museum, Art Garage, Atlantic City, NJ

    Then & Now, Sarah Doyle Gallery, Providence, RI

    2014
    World of Threads, Fiber Art Festival, Toronto, Canada

    Salva Veritate, Dacia Gallery, New York, NY

    2012
    Business & Pleasure, Corridor Gallery, RUSH Arts Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    2011
    An Art Community, McKinley Gallery, Reno, NV

    2010
    Meat Market, Taller Boricua, New York, NY

    2007
    Meat Market, Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    Meat Market, Chashama Exhibition Space, New York, NY

    Art is Who You Know, Chashama Window Gallery, New York, NY

    2002
    Dead Paintings, Ayres Gallery, Chico, CA

    2001
    404 File Not Found, Upper Crust Gallery, Chico, CA

    Two-Person
    2017
    Taking Shape, Welancora Gallery / NU Hotel, Brooklyn, NY
    Curator: Ivy Joes

    Interwoven, Roxbury Art Center, Roxbury, NY

    2015
    Business & Bones, Riverviews Artspace, Lynchburg, VA

    Three-Person
    2017
    Traverse/Texture, Chazan Gallery, Providence, RI

    2016
    Repurposed & Reimagined, Brooklyn Arts Cluster, Brooklyn, NY

    Art Fairs
    2017
    SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Chashama, New York, NY

    2016
    Artprize 8, Grand Rapids, MI

    2015
    The Un(Scene) Art Show, Armory Week, New York, NY

    Scope NY, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY

    2014
    Creative Climate Awards, Human Impacts Institute

    2013
    Times Square Art Show, Dacia Gallery, Times Square Art Center, New York, NY

    Contemporary Art Fair NYC, Red Wall Gallery, Javits Center North, New York, NY

    Fountain Art Fair, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY

    2012
    Deli Deals, Art In Odd Places, MODEL, 14th Street Art Festival, New York, NY

    2011
    Verge Brooklyn, Tomorrow Stars, Brooklyn, NY

    2006
    NeuBEES, Rider Project, DUMBO Arts Festival, NY

    Group
    2018
    Works on Paper, Custer Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    Curator: Muriel Guepin

    2017
    Morphic, Private Art Salon, Brooklyn, NY
    Curator: Charlotte Mouquin

    BIGGER, BETTER, BOLDER, Chashama 470 Vanderbilt, Brooklyn, NY

    Abstract!, deCordova Sculptural Park & Museum Store, Lincoln, MA

    Summer Group Show, Art Mora Gallery, Ridgefield Park, NJ

    NOTHING TWICE, John Doe Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    UPRISE/ANGRY WOMEN, Untitled Space, New York, NY

    2016
    Works: Reflections on Failure, Radiator Arts, LIC, NY

    RE-Purposed, Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach, FL

    Plus ca Change, St. Joseph’s University Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    Threaded Architypes, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

    2015
    RESPOND, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

    The Artist’s Studio, BRIC, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    Earth Day Show, JAM Gallery, Malvern, PA

    2014
    Painting Now, Florence Quater Gallery, Tuscon, AZ

    2013
    It’s a Matter of Mind, Michael Mut Gallery, New York, NY

    Altered Reality, North Light Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    2012
    Women of the Uncommon Cloth, Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Ormond Beach, FL

    Artisan Series, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY

    Going Green II, Crossing Art Gallery, Queens, NY

    Knot Your Average Knit, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ

    2011
    Layer Current, Like the Spice Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    Visual Phrasing, Maloney Art Gallery, Morristown, NJ

    2010
    The Gentrification of Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks, MoCADA, NY

    2009
    Meat Market, Chashama, New York, NY

    2008
    “ECO Demo”, Nurture Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    2007
    Beyond NY in Tokyo, Gallery Tsubaki, Tokyo, Japan

    Visual Noise, University of Colorado, UMC Gallery, Boulder, CO

    Select Juried Exhibitions
    2016
    SPUN, NEST Arts Factory Gallery, Bridgeport, CT

    2012
    2012 Juried Exhibition, The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ

    2010
    31st Annual Juried Exhibition, The Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ

    2008
    Stretching Threads Across Florida, Harris House Gallery, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL

    Artist's Bibliography

    2017
    Mothes, Kate "Featured Artist Interview," Young Space

    “Christina Massey: Blending Fabric and Paint into Unique Mixed-Media Wall
    Sculuptures”, Empty Easel

    “Facing the Black Mirror: Chashama transforms unused properties into Art Venues,” ArtSlant

    Aquilina, Kimberly M. “'Angry Women' rise up against sexism with protest/art exhibit,” Metro NY

    2016
    Dunne, Carey & Benjamin Sutton "Artists Respond with Devastation, Then Determination to the Election of Donald
    Trump, Hyperallergic

    2015
    Johnson, Lynn "Artist uses old works to make new in ‘Eco Arts’ at JAM Gallery"
    Ticket to Entertainment

    2014
    "Shared Textures," SLAGMAG

    Carlson, Jeffrey "Christina Massey’s 'Salva Veritate'" The Fine Art Connoisseur, Fine Art Today

    Kulik, Shayna “Gallery Picks” Pattern Pulp Studios

    Artist Interview, ARTiculAction Magazine

    2012
    “Tires and Paintings; all for the green of it,”
    Queens Chronicle

    Escape Into Life, Knot Your Average Knit

    2011
    Artist Interview Neighborhood Beats, Brooklyn Independent Television

    2010
    Camplin, Todd “Christina Massey,” The Art Reviewer

    “McKinley Art & Cultural Center Christina Massey Exhibit,” The Mountain Democrat

    Muse, Joette “Gravity Take Hold,” Little Yellow Birds Blog

    “Meat Market” Bestiary Magazine, Issue 1: Animals

    Gordon, Robyn “Stitched Bewitchery,” Art Propelled

    Featured Artist, Art Uncovered interviewed by DJ Piera on BTR Radio

    Abstractions, The New Art Review

    Carlson, Jen “Brooklyn Gentrification: The Art Show!” The Gothamist

    2009
    Weintraub, Linda "Art Deco MO," Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts Quarterly

    2008
    Sherwin, Brian "Interview," My Art Space
    Weintraub, Linda "Demo Eco M.O.," Art Cat

    2007
    McAuley, Kyle "“Parties for the Sake of Art – or Booze?,” The New York Sun

    2006
    DUMBO Arts Festival, Rider Project, Channel 12, Brooklyn Local News

    2001
    Featured Artist, Chico News & Review

    Awards and Honors

    2017
    SIP Fellowship, efa Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, New York, NY

    Urban Glass Merit Scholarship Award, Brooklyn, NY
    The Puffin Foundation, Grant Recipient

    2016
    Celeste Prize 2016 Finalist in Sculpture, London, England

    Soaring Gardens Artists Retreat

    Fiscal Sponsorship Program with NYFA

    2015
    Chashama Studio Residency, Brooklyn, NY

    2014
    The Weaving Hand Studio Residency

    2013
    The Puffin Foundation Grant Recipient

    2011
    Showcase Winner for Painting, ArtSlant

    2010
    Showcase Winner for Installation, ArtSlant

    2007
    AIM Finalist, Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY

    2002 Marion Epting Purchase Award, Janent Turner Print Museum, Chico, CA

    Dean’s Award, Best in Show, University Gallery, Chico, CA

    2001
    Mary Ahlquist Memorial Scholarship

    Janent Turner Print Purchase Award, Janent Turner Print Museum, Chico, CA

    2000
    Mary Ahlquist Memorial Scholarship

    1997
    Bank of America Advanced Achievement in Art Award

    Chico State University Incoming Freshman Visual Art Scholarship

    Education

    2002
    California State University, Chico, Chico, CA
    BFA

    1999
    Study Abroad, London University, London, England